Far more than just a place to read books, State Library Victoria provides both entertainment and a close look at one of Melbourne's architectural gems. Admire the heritage building's Neoclassical facade, giant dome, and manicured lawn before heading inside for a guided tour. You'll discover reading rooms featuring rich wood furnishings, galleries with sculptures and framed portraits, and halls with Romanesque columns reaching up to skylights. Play a game in the Chess Room or video games on one the latest consoles. Put State Library Victoria on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Melbourne trip planner.
State Library Victoria reviews
This heritage listed building provides a vast overview of Victoria’s historical articles, art and including vast array of sound and reading library. There are daily tours provided for the public to.... more »
The State Library of Victoria (SLV) contains the collective memory of the State of Victoria. In front of the SLV stands a statue of the founder of the SLV, Sir Redmond Barry. The SLV has recently... more »
This library is amazing! All book lovers will be at paradise. It's incredible to see so much books of all generations, the decor will bring you to another planet and you find yourself being like a writer.. Enjoy this chance to have access to this knowledge.. It's wonderful!
Love this place. The library was great and very informative. The architecture and exhibitions is really worthwhile. Spent about 2 hours here learning stuff about Melbourne. Best of all it’s free. Remember to signup for the free tour by volunteers. It’s really worth it
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